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Friday, January 20, 2012

Mustang Island State Park, Port Aransas, TX (Jan 1 - 8), 2012

Mustang Island Beach Walk
Iwo Jima Monument
BoBz World
River Otter
Texas State Aquarium
Roseate Spoonbill at Aquarium

BoBz  World
BoBz  World
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  The New Year came in cool (60's), overcast and windy.  Made for a great football/ lifetime day at camp.  The next day we headed off South Padre Island towards Mustang Island, Texas where we were to camp at Mustang Island State Park on the Gulf of Mexico (near Corpus Christi).  Along the way we just had to stop in Bobz World.  What a very unique place which made you feel like you were in an aquarium tank or in some Jurassic Park, but we were just in their Parking Lot. Mustang Island was named after hundreds of mustang horses who at one time roamed the grassy island, but we chose this park because it was close to the Corpus Christi Airport in which Kelsey was departing from.  On our journey north, we stopped at the Iwo Jima Monument in Harlingen, Tx. which was magnificent to see in reality.  This was the original sculpture of the World War II soldiers who planted an American flag on the Japanese island where a heavy battle was fought and won by the Americans, but many lives were lost.  Mustang Island State Park has more than five miles of Gulf Coast beaches to utilize.  However, from the camp sites, you can not see the gulf water -- only hear it's waves crashing on the beach. Buddy was happy again to be swimming and jump through the waves.  Shortly though we started hearing an alarm/beeping sound which became very annoying every 15-20 seconds 24/7.  It disrupted our sleep and our peaceful stay.  We learned it was an oil rig sounding an alarm to alert the tug boats about the channel.  We were told we would have to get used to it as the park staff has. With Kelsey still with us, we visited the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi and enjoyed our day with on-going shows,  see and touching the various sea life.  Even though we were sad to see Kelsey off, we are also sorry to say we will not be back to Mustang Island State Park Beach with that annoying beeping.

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